It’s been feast or famine for Adam Svensson at the RSM Classic. Good thing for him is the feast was made for a king.
After missing the cut at Sea Island in 2018 and 2021, Svensson won the whole dang thing in 2022.
It looked like he was going to finish out of the money yet again when he opened with a 1-over-par 73 at the Plantation course. Svensson just needed to get to Seaside. He posted 6-under 64 in round two, followed by 62-64 on the weekend.
"“The first round I was playing great, I just got nothing out of it,” Svensson was transcribed by Tee Scripts in 2022. “And going into Friday I was like keep doing what I’m doing. To be honest, I don’t even know. I was playing so good, I knew if I just kept doing what I’m doing and I will work my way up, but to come out on top, it’s unbelievable.”"
Svensson led the field in Strokes Gained: Putting, gaining more than nine strokes on the greens. He was also fourth in SG: Tee-to-Green (.954 per round).
The 29-year-old hailing from Barry University hasn’t been contending for titles lately, but he’s in solid form. Svensson last took T-45th at the World Wide Technology Championship for his seventh straight made cut. That streak includes T-7th at the Wyndham Championship and four more top-25s.
Svensson is a solid overall player. He ranks 80th or better on the PGA Tour this season in every Strokes Gained category. He’s 36th in SG: Total (.725 per round).